Eric Trump stands with Patricia Kluge at a celebration marking the opening of Trump Winery on her own auctioned-off and rebranded estate in 2011. Kluge worked as vice president of operations at the vineyard for the last year, but her contract wasn’t renewed. Photo by Nick Strocchia.

Trump snaps up Kluge mansion, now owns entire estate

Watch, circle, and wait for a bargain. Looks like that was the Trump family’s strategy when it came to acquiring the Kluge estate. Donald Trump and his son Eric have slowly nibbled away at the massive property of friend Patricia Kluge, the third wife of late billionaire John Kluge, who spent much of her massive divorce […]

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Soundboard 9/21: This week’s top news in a live radio format

Each week, the C-VILLE news team joins reporters from Charlottesville Tomorrow at WTJU 91.1 FM’s on-Grounds radio station for Soundboard, an hour-long, straight-from-the-source news show that touches on the big stories of the week. On this week’s show, we took a look at the Charlottesville Free Clinic in its 20th anniversary year, checked in on […]

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On the fate of the Farm Bill

An economics professor I had in college once told my class the Farm Bill was the most important piece of legislation that nobody in America cares about. Granted, I went to an ag school, so maybe she had a slightly skewed perspective. But she’s got a point. The Farm Bill—these days, officially known as the Food, […]